KOKOMO BLUES

Latest update on 28/10/2011

Artist: Scrapper Blackwell
Author: Scrapper Blackwell
Label: Vocalion
Year: 1928

Kokomo is a town west of Chicago. Madlyn Davis cut a Kokola Blues in '27 (Paramount).

Covers:

1932:

Jabo Williams [as Ko Ko Mo Blues]

1933:

Lucille Bogan

1934:

Kokomo Arnold [as Old Original Kokomo Blues; was the name of a brand of coffee]

1935:

Freddie Spruell [as Mr. Freddie's Kokomo Blues]

1936:

Robert Johnson [as Sweet Home Chicago]

1937:

Big Boy Knox [as Eleven Light City Blues]

1937:

Frank Busby [as 'Leven Light City; according to Kokomo Arnold Eleven Light City was the name of a Chicago drugstore on 35th & State selling coffee by the name of Koko]

1939:

Tommy McClennan [as Baby Don't You Want To Go]

1941:

Walter Davis [as Don't You Want To Go]

1941:

Robert Lockwood Jr. [as Take A Little Walk With Me; first cover of a Robert Johnson song, even if it's someone else's]

1941:

Big Bill Broonzy [idem]

1958:

Junior Parker [idem]

1978:

Blues Brothers [idem]

2009:

Ronnie Earl [idem]

Enumerate all Sweet Home Chicago covers is senseless. For the rhythm of Sweet Home Chicago, see: Lead Pencil Blues.

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